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The Charter of the United Nations Act 1945

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Australia implements United Nations Security Council sanctions under a range of administrative and legislative measures. 

UN Security Council sanctions can include arms embargoes, travel sanctions, financial restrictions, civil aviation restrictions and import/export bans of certain commodities. Sanctions may also include down-grading or suspension of diplomatic ties.

Sanctions may be applied to the country itself, persons or entities resident within, or associated with that country.

UN Sanctions are implemented under the Charter of the Nations Act 1945, and by promulgating amendments to the following regulations:

The Charter is also available on the Federal Register of Legislative Information website.